The storms that will sweep across northwestern Europe in the coming days could push power production from wind turbines to record levels. This is stated by Bloomberg news agency based on its own calculations.
Storm Dudley will pass through parts of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark on Wednesday and Thursday. The KNMI has declared code yellow throughout the country for Wednesday due to heavy gusts of wind up to more than 100 kilometers per hour. Storm Eunice will follow on Friday, which could bring wind gusts of up to 140 kilometers per hour. This could make Eunice even more powerful than the very severe storm Ciara in February 2020.
Strong gusts of wind are expected to boost production by wind turbines considerably. This high production is a good thing, because it can reduce energy prices now that gas prices are so high. Incidentally, the wind should not be too strong, because then wind turbines automatically switch off and the blades stop rotating, in order to prevent damage to the wind turbines.
Weather services in the UK, France and Germany have already issued warnings of very strong gusts of wind, citing fears of damage to telephone and utility pylons, power outages, falling trees and other problems. There is also a risk of heavy rain and snow storms in parts of Europe.
High power production from wind turbines due to storms expected
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